Does Asthma Worsen With Age?
Asthma is a chronic condition in which the lung’s airways become inflamed and narrowed in response to a trigger, making it difficult to breathe normally. Many people think of asthma as a disease that primarily affects children, but did you know that it can sometimes worsen with age? In other cases, someone who never had asthma as a child can develop it in adulthood (adult-onset asthma).
Childhood asthma often goes away in adulthood, but not always. Factors that can increase an adult’s risk of worsening asthma or adult-onset asthma include:
- Being female – Hormonal changes related to pregnancy and menopause can exacerbate or trigger asthma.
- Exposure to allergens – A highly allergic individual who is frequently exposed to an allergen is likely to have worsening asthma.
- Being overweight or obese – Increased inflammation and changes in lung physiology related to weight gain can play a role in new or worsening asthma.
Walk-In Treatment for Mild Asthma at Fast Track Urgent Care
No matter your age, you can turn to Fast Track Urgent Care for prompt and professional asthma treatment on a walk-in basis. We’re a convenient and affordable place to turn for mild asthma treatment and care for other non-life-threatening health concerns. With multiple locations in Montgomery County and extended hours every day, we make finding relief from asthma symptoms a breeze.
Drop by a Fast Track Urgent Care location today or reserve an appointment online. If someone around you is experiencing a severe asthma attack or life-threatening symptoms, call 911 immediately.